NATO Can No Longer Afford to Be Complacent About Russia’s Cyber Threat

Staff operate at the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability technical center, at NATO’s military headquarters, SHAPE, in Mons, southwestern Belgium, Dec. 10, 2013 (AP photo by Yves Logghe).
Staff operate at the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability technical center, at NATO’s military headquarters, SHAPE, in Mons, southwestern Belgium, Dec. 10, 2013 (AP photo by Yves Logghe).
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As NATO’s relations with Russia seem to be hitting a post-Cold War low, numerous experts argue that the West is already in a state of conflict with Moscow in three domains: intelligence, information warfare and cyber. In particular, Russia’s increasingly hostile actions in the cyber domain have lent new urgency to the debate over cybersecurity in the West, including within NATO. The recent Russian plot to hack the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, discovered and thwarted by the Netherlands, is yet more proof that complacency over Russian cyber operations will prove costly. Russia has decided to adopt a […]

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